SSC Junior Engineer 2019-20 (Civil, Mechanical and Electrical) - Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus


SSC JE 2019 will be administered by Staff Selection Commission to recruit Junior Engineers of different branches (Civil, Mechanical and Electrical) for various Central Government organisations such as Central Water Commission, Central Public Works Department, Department of Post, Military Engineering Services, National Technical Research Organisation, Border Roads Organisation, etc. The exam consists of two papers – Paper I (CBT) and Paper II (Conventional Type). SSC works under the Government of India and recruits staff for various posts in Ministries and Departments of Government of India.

SSC JE 2019-20 Latest Notification – The Staff Selection Commission has released the answer key of the SSC JE 2019 exam. The commission has conducted the Tier 1 exam from the 27th to 30th of October 2020 all over the country except Bihar. The Bihar exam was conducted on 11th December 2020. The answer keys are released on the official website The candidate’s Response Sheets and the tentative Answer Keys were released on 27th December 2020. By following the marking scheme, candidates can check their Answer Key. Please follow the given link for checking the SSC JE Answer key.

SSC Junior Engineer Exam Overview -

Exam Name

SSC Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical and Electrical)

Conducted by

Staff Selection Commission


Recruitment to Centralized Organizations

Exam Type

National Level


B.Tech/ Diploma (Civil, Mechanical and Electrical)

Exam Mode

Computer Based Exam (CBT) for Paper-1

Descriptive Paper (DES) for Paper-2

Official Website

Available Application Forms

SSC JE Exam 2019-20 Important Dates

The important dates for the exam as per official notification are as under:

SSC Junior Engineer Events

SSC Junior Engineer Important Dates

Publication of Notification

13th August 2019

Online Application Form Availability

13th August 2019

Last Date for JE Application Form Submission

12th September 2019

Availability of Admit Card for Paper 1

October 2020

Exam Date for Paper 1

27th to 30th October 2020 and

11th December 2020 (only for Bihar Candidates)

SSC JE 2019 Tier 1 answer key

27th December to 31st December 2020

Result of Paper 1

January 2021

Availability of Admit Card for Paper 2

10 days before the exam

Exam Date of Paper 2

21st March 2021

Result of Paper 2

To be announced later

Declaration of Final Result

To be announced later

SSC JE Exam 2019-20 Pattern & Syllabus

SSC JE 2019 Pattern:

The SSC JE 2019 exam pattern consists of two stages – Paper I (Computer Based Test) and Paper II (Written Exam). The qualified applicants will be called for the descriptive paper. Let’s have a detailed look at the Staff Selection Commission JE exam pattern -

SSC JE Paper I –

Objective type questions will be asked from areas such as General Awareness, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and General Engineering (Civil and Structural/Electrical/Mechanical). In the general engineering section, candidates have to answer the questions related to their subject selected while filling the application form. The total duration of the Paper I exam is 120 minutes. The online exam has a provision of negative marking scheme. 1/4th marks will be deducted in case of an incorrect answer.

  • Exam mode – Online
  • Total Marks – 200
  • Total Duration – 2 hours
  • Negative Marks – 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer

Subject-wise Distribution of Questions and Marks (CBT)









120 minutes


Morning Shift: 10 am – 12 pm


Afternoon Shift: 2 pm – 4 pm


Entry: 30 minutes before the exam starts


Intelligence Reasoning



Part - A

Civil & Structural









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SSC JE Paper II –

It consists of three sections – Part A (Civil & Structural), Part B (Electrical), and Part C (Mechanical). The test-takers have to select from these parts according to the post they have applied for. The exam will be held in offline. There is no provision of negative marking for the second paper.

  • Exam mode – Offline
  • Total Marks – 300
  • Total Duration – 120 minutes
  • Negative Marking – Not applicable

Subject-wise Distribution of Marks (Conventional Type)





Civil & Structural


Part- B









12 minutes

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SSC JE 2019 Syllabus

The SSC Junior Engineers exam syllabus mainly covers the key three sections:

  • General Awareness
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Technical Subjects (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil & Structural)

The complete detailed structure of SSC JE syllabus 2019 is presented here. Check the important topics and subjects for the examination.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Awareness

  • Problem Solving and Analysis Judgment, Decision Making
  • Arithmetical Number Series
  • Arithmetical Reasoning, Verbal and Figure Classification
  • Analogies, Similarities
  • Visual Memory, Discrimination
  • Differences, Space Visualization
  • Observation, Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Computations and Other Analytical Functions
  • Abstract Ideas And Symbols And Their Relationships
  • India and its Neighboring Countries
  • Economic Science
  • Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Geography
  • General Policy and Scientific Research, etc
  • History


Technical Subjects (Electrical/ Mechanical/ Civil/ Structural)


  • IC Engines Combustion
  • Theory of Machines and Machine Design
  • 1st and 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
  • IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication
  • Air Compressors & their cycles
  • Dynamics of Ideal fluids
  • Nozzles & Steam Turbines
  • Properties of Pure Substances
  • Fluid Statics, Kinematics, and Measurement of Fluid Pressure
  • Hydraulic Turbines
  • Refrigeration cycles & Centrifugal pumps


  • Basic Concepts of Circuit law & Magnetic Circuit
  • Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors
  • Utilization and Electrical Energy
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • AC Fundamentals
  • Estimation and Costing
  • Electrical Machines & Synchronous Machines


  • Transportation Engineering
  • Estimating, Costing, and Valuation
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Building Materials
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Soil and Hydraulics Mechanics


  • Steel Design
  • Concrete Technology
  • Theory of Structures
  • RCC Design

SSC JE Exam 2019-20 Eligibility

Nationality -

A candidate must be either

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 01 January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement in India or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Zaire, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam with intention of permanent settlement in India

Educational Qualification -

  • For SSC JE (Civil): 3 years diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent course from a recognised institute. 2 years experience in civil construction is desirable for some posts
  • For SSC JE (Electrical & Mechanical): 3 years diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical) from a recognised university. 2 years experience in electrical or mechanical engineering is desirable.

Age Limit –

While submitting the application form for the Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer (JE) 2019, the applicants must check the age limit of that particular organisation that they are applying for. Different organisations have different age criteria set for the exam.

Post Name

Organisation Name

Age Limit

Junior Engineer (Civil & Mechanical)

Central Water Commission

Up to 32 Years

Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical)


Up to 32 Years

Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical)


Up to 30 Years

Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical)

Farrakka Barrage (Project)

Up to 30 Years

Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical)

Director General Border Roads


Up to 30 Years

Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical)

Central Water Power Research


Up to 30 Years

Junior Engineer Naval

Quality Assurance (Mechanical & Electrical)

DTE of Quality Assurance(Naval)

Up to 30 Years

Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical)

National Technical Research Organisation

Up to 30 Years

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Department of Post

Up to 27 Years

Junior Engineer (Quality Surveying and Contract)


Up to 27 Years

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Note: SSC would only accept the matriculation certificate or the secondary examination certificate to verify the Date of Birth.

Upper Age Limit Relaxation –

  • SC/ST (Code 01): 5 years
  • OBC (Code 02): 3 years
  • PH (Code 03): 10 years
  • PH OBC (Code 04): 13 years
  • PH SC/ST (Code 05): 15 years

SSC JE Exam 2019-20 Application Process

The SSC JE 2019 application process is self-explanatory. Candidates are required to apply for the exam only through the official website. The steps are given below -

  • Visit the official website of SSC JE
  • Click on the “Apply” tab on the home-page
  • A pop-up window will appear, select “JE” tab and click on the link to apply online
  • If applying for the SSC recruitment process for the first time, click on new registration.
  • Upon registration, the Commission will send a registration ID and password
  • Using the registration Id and password, log-in to complete the form. Enter all the details asked for in the specified fields, upload photograph (4kb x 20kb) and signature (1kb x 12kb), select the exam centre/city, choose for the post you want to apply and pay the application fee to complete the process
  • Take a printout of the confirmation page

SSC JE Application Fee 2019

The candidates belonging to the general categories are required to pay ₹ 100/-, while the female candidates, ex-servicemen, and candidates belonging to the reserved categories are exempted from application fee payment. Application fee can be paid through both offline (e-challan) and online (net banking/credit or debit card) mode of payment.

Other Details

SSC JE Salary Scale 2019 -

Talking about the pay scale of SSC Junior Engineers are mentioned below. Let’s take a look at the in hand salary amount for various posts are as follows -

Name of the Post

In-Hand Salary

Central Water Commission Department, Junior Engineer (Mechanical) group

₹ 29,455 – 33,907

Central Water Commission Department, Junior Engineer (Civil) group

₹ 29,455 – 33,907

CPWD Junior Engineer (Electrical) Department

₹ 29,455 – 33,907

CPWD Junior Engineer (Civil) Department

₹ 29,455 – 33,907

Junior Engineer (Electrical) Department

₹ 29,455 – 33,907

Junior Engineer (Civil) Department

₹ 29,455 – 33,907

Military Engineering Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical) Department

₹ 29,455 – 33,907

Military Engineering Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Civil) Department

₹ 29,455 – 33,907

Military Engineering Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contract) Department

₹ 29,455 – 33,907

SSC Junior Engineer 2019 Process of Selection -

Apprentices will be selected on the basis of the marks obtained in all the rounds i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2 Round. Here are the stages which a student needs to follow in order to qualify the examination.

  • Stage 1: The written examination of Paper 1 consists of all the Objective Type Questions which will be held online and offers 200 marks in total.
  • Stage 2: The examination pattern of Paper 2 consists of all the Conventional Type Questions which will be held offline and offers 300 marks in total.

There will be no interview round for the SSC JE 2019 Examination. Students will be selected on the basis of marks obtained in the above stages.

SSC JE 2019 Vacancies Details -

The vacancies of JE examination 2019 are not announced yet by the Commission. The same will be updated here once announced.

SSC JE Exam 2019 Admit Card

The SSC JE Admit Card 2019 for Paper 1 and 2 will be issued 10 to 15 days prior before the commencement of the exam. Aspirants can download the admit card of the Paper 1 scheme simply by using their registration credentials. Take a printout of the same as the call letter is necessary to get an entry at the examination hall.

SSC JE Exam Centres 2019 -

Exam Centres

Centre Codes

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Guwahati (Dispur)














































Srinagar (J&K)






















SSC JE 2019 Answer Key -

Tentative SSC JE answer key 2019-20 for paper-I has been released by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). Along with the tentative SSC JE answer key, candidates' response sheets have also been released by the Commission. Apart from this, the window for challenging the tentative SSC JE 2020 answer key has also been activated. Candidates can check the SSC JE tentative answer key and their response sheet on the official website of the commission.

Steps to check Answer Key For Tier 1

  • As you click the given link, that reads Click to check SSC Junior Engineer Answer Key Tier 1 2020.
  • Log in using the User ID and Password as per the SSC JE Admit card 2020.
  • Click Login Button and check the SSC JE Answer Key  Tier 1 2020
  • Candidates may download their JE Answer key for future purposes too.
  • The candidate may take a print out of their respective Response Sheets, as the same will not be available after the specified time limit.

SSC JE Answer key How To Raise Objection?

  • Candidates can check their answer key and submit their queries.
  • Queries/Objection is given for every question just below the question.
  • Candidates will be charged with ₹ 100/- per question.
  • The fee will be refunded if the challenge is correct & genuine.
  • Candidates will get the information about a final answer key.

SSC JE Result 2019 -

The SSC JE Result 2019 will be declared at the official website. Students can check the result of both Paper 1 and Paper on the official website of the Staff Selection Commission. The final selection round will be determined on the basis of candidate’s performance in both Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Resolution of Tie Score

There are several instances of tie cases where multiple candidates secure the equal marks. In such cases, SS will break the tie applying the underneath methods –

  • Total marks in Paper-I
  • Total marks in Paper-II
  • Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher
  • Alphabetical order in the first names of the candidates appear

SSC JE 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

The SSC JE exam is conducted for recruitment of Junior Engineers in different departments under the Government of India. Here are the FAQs related to the exam.

Q. When will the SSC JE 2019 application window open?

A: Students can submit their applications from 13th August 2019 to 12th September 2019.

Q. What is the exam date for the SSC JE Exam 2019 Paper-1?

A. The SSC JE Exam will be held form 27th to 30th October 2020. However, for the Bihar candidates it was performed on 11th December 2020.

Q. Can I pay the application fee offline?

A.  Yes, you can pay the application fee offline through the e-challan generated online. Deposit the fee through the e-challan in the banks’ branches mentioned in the official notification.

Q. When will the SSC JE 2019 answer key be declared?

A. The official SSC JE 2019 answer key has been out on 27th December 2020 and candidates can submit their objections till 31st December 2020.

Q. When will the SSC JE 2019 final result be declared?

A. The SSC JE final result 2019 will be declared at the official website. However, the exact dates will be confirmed once the official notification is released.


SSC JE 2019 exam will be held via offline mode at several allotted centres of SSC. Here are the frequently asked questions related to the examination.


sanjeev kumar - December 28, 2018REPLY

respected sir i know to ssc je notification on 15 dec 2018 but notification not published and i cant to apply ssc je so plz help me for applying the ssc je

Exams Planner - January 3, 2019REPLY

The notification for SSC JE was released on 29th December 2018. The registration process will continue till 31st January 2019. You can apply through any of the RRBs’ website. Read the above article for updated information.

harshith - December 17, 2018REPLY

Is experience is copulsory for mechanical engineering student?

Exams Planner - December 24, 2018REPLY

Yes, experience is compulsory for mechanical engineering posts.